The Collapsing Defuzzifier for discretised generalised type-2 fuzzy sets
The Greenfield–Chiclana Collapsing Defuzzifier is an established efficient accurate technique for the defuzzification of the interval type-2 fuzzy set. This paper reports on the extension of the Collapsing Defuzzifier to the generalised type-2 fuzzy set. Existing techniques for the defuzzification of generalised type-2 fuzzy sets are presented after which the interval Collapsing Defuzzifier is summarised. The collapsing technique is then extended to generalised type-2 fuzzy sets, giving the Generalised Greenfield–Chiclana Collapsing Defuzzifier. This is contrasted experimentally with both the benchmark Exhaustive Defuzzifier and the α-Planes/Karnik–Mendel Iterative Procedure approach in relation to efficiency and accuracy. The GGCCD is demonstrated to be many times faster than the Exhaustive Defuzzifier and its accuracy is shown to be excellent. In relation to the α-Planes/Karnik–Mendel Iterative Procedure approach it is shown to be comparable in accuracy, but faster.
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Citation : Greenfield, S. and Chiclana, F. (2018) The Collapsing Defuzzifier for discretised generalised type-2 fuzzy sets. International Journal of Approximate Reasoning, 102, pp. 21-40
Research Institute : Institute of Artificial Intelligence (IAI)
Peer Reviewed : Yes